If there's anything I'll remember 2008 for, at least music wise, it's got to be this easy-listening music from across the world. Since I registered here on Last.fm, my listening habits have changed quite a bit, as I stumble upon a new genre every other month. Last month I discovered the so-called neue deutsche haerte
, and prior to that, nu jazz
So, although drum'n'bass is my favourite genre, I can say I've always like electronic music in general, except for - yup, that's right - ambient. This year, however, it all changed. I first got into it when I found out what minimalism was all about
, but this was just the beginning.
Soon after that, I heard Takagi Masakatsu
for the first time. The piano hooks immediately blew my mind away. It was a matter of time until I found my favourite artist, namely Piana
. I can honestly say I fell in love with her music To my surprise, many of my favourite producers are female, which is a first (at least for me) when it comes to electronic music: Tujiko Noriko